With all of the specialized demands of many shower users nowadays, it is ironic to think that it is already hard to find a decent average shower head that does what it needs to do- be a shower that is both cheap and efficient. Many companies have left out the manufacturing of basic and entry level is perhaps due to them not deriving much profit from it, so lots of generic brands that are not on par with the expected quality fill up these gaps nowadays- resulting in many generic items being sold in the market.
This is the problem that Delta proposes to solve in today’s review- innovate a merchandise for those who are still starting and experimenting, yet never disappoint them with just a plain piece of metal. Was Delta able to live up to this promise in their newest Delta Faucet 75700 Universal Shower, or is this just another plain, old and boring shower? Find out as we review the Delta which despite being a low cost system still boasts 7 functional spray options.
At the first look at the Delta Faucet 75700, you’ll see no trace of dishonesty at its build. It is straightforward, compact, sleek and pure. Sporting a contemporary design, it has a long shower arm with a circular head which is neatly placed in a mount which provides a hands-free showering if the need arises. Running below it is the extra-long 6’ tangle free and flexible hose. Along with its arm is the spray dial. There is nothing so striking or flamboyant about its design.
But what’s good about this is that there’s no unnecessary details that hampers the functionality of it. But do not get us wrong. There is a difference between plainly dull and minimalist yet professional. The Delta Faucet 75700 is exactly the latter as its chrome finish integrates all of its different parts into a culmination of one simple unified theme- a lustrous bathroom centerpiece.
This is where the Deltas strike down any other generic brands. Despite being designed for those who are still starting out with a limited budget, it still delivers 7 different spray options which include the following: fast shower, slow bath, full massage, full sprays, fine mist, champagne spray, and its energy saving trickle down spray option for soaping up and applying shampoo.
Its massage sprays give it a premium feel without the need to pay for over a hundred dollars. Its ergonomic head also provides the convenience of fixed overhead showers through its mount and can also be detached for a more focused cleaning. Lastly, it also features anti-clog nozzles that allows cleaning of built-up minerals by just simply rubbing it.
Given its price mark of below $50, it is surprising that this creation is still able to deliver multiple functionalities. Its 7 spray option is what staggers us most considering the fact that this multitude of options exceeds those on the higher price range. It is indeed for starters, but the functionalities that it offers are on par with those advanced shower fixtures.
Its chrome finish also gives it a nice yet eye-catching characteristic. There’s no design or part that is wasted on it and every aspect of it has a function which is a good sign that you are potentially getting the right performance for every buck that you have paid.
Perhaps the only thing that’s off is that it lacks the option of being a tool-free installation shower. You would need a wrench to tightly attach it but this is just a small thing compared to all of the good things that it can offer. After all, not all bathroom fixtures are really tool-free and that this shower component also takes less than 10 minutes to install.
We have to be honest that it is the price of this Delta Faucet 75700 shower that will attract many, if not most customers. Delta may have proved that not all budget items are really out-of-class, boring and generic. A few, like the Delta Faucet even outwits others in terms of performance and ergonomic design. Wrapping up, the Delta Faucet delivers what is expected of it- efficiency and functionality.